The (D)emocrats' ability to unify on anything took a huge blow today as most of the opposition to Secretary of State appointee Dr. Condoleeza Rice evaporated. The (D)onks mustered only 12 of their Senators to cast votes against her. "Independent" Sen. Jeffords of Vermont, independent only because he's too liberal for democrats in his own state, also voted against Rice, making 13 votes against confirmation.
The threatened filibuster by (D)(KKK) Sen. Byrd of Wuss Virginia never materialized. This is the most interesting part of the whole sorry show the liberals put on. Who got to Byrd? I know what was said: "Filibuster and the first GOP Senator's speaking time will be taken up listing your KKK accomplishments", but I don't know who got to pass that joyous message to Byrd.
The vote was 85-13 to confirm. The liberal press is spinning the news, of course. They ballyhoo that Rice got twice as many "no" votes as any other SOS. Well, they can thank themselves for that because it was the liberal MSM, you will recall, that fanned the fires in the conflagration of political hatred that the (D)ummies set alight starting with Howard Dean's candidacy.
You reap what you sow, and I'll predict right here that dispite a poor showing, the hard-core liberals will try again with Gonzales, and again with each and every judicial nominee.
I'll also predict right here that they will be consumed in the off-elections of 2006. Bush will go against conventional wisdom (which, with a month to go before the election, had him losing it instead of winning it as he did by a clear majority) and the GOP will pick up seats in both the House and Senate two years hence.
It's getting dicey for the (D)ummies. If they lose just a few more Senate seats, they become a splinter party, completely incapable of stopping any major GOP initiative. That would be bad for the country, and it would push the liberals into even more desperate measures.
Time to go work on my weapons. There WILL be armed insurrection in this nation in the not-to-distant future, and I will be able to put down my share of it, as I have already sworn several life oaths to do.